About Us

FOCIS Purpose

To make healthy food and drinks a priority in every school community in Australia.

FOCIS Mission

FOCIS will support, promote, facilitate, and empower school communities, state and territory Associations and Networks, food industry and governments to enable stakeholders to make decisions that result in healthy food
environments and healthy school food services by providing tools, resources and information.

FOCIS Objects

The objects of the Association are:

To improve the health of Australian school children by advocating for the role of school food services in creating a whole of school approach to healthy food environments that are consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines; and

To advocate and support:

  • a). school governing bodies
  • b). state canteen associations and networks
  • c). governments (federal and state)
  • d). industry and
  • e). the broader community

on the value of nutritious and healthy food services.

Download a copy of the FOCIS Strategic Plan 2023-2027.

Stakeholders and partners

  • FOCIS members, including Canteen Associations and Networks across Australia
  • Canteens, including food services operated in schools and the broader community
  • Schools, including canteen staff, Principals, teachers, parents and students
  • Food industry
  • Government and non-government bodies with similar objects that work with schools and the broader community to promote nutritious food choices.

FOCIS Membership and meetings

The benefits of FOCIS membership are detailed under three pillars:

  1. Advocating for school canteens
  2. Working in partnership
  3. Education.

FOCIS meetings are generally held every eight weeks from February to November (minimum once per quarter), via teleconference. These meetings include the Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled between July and December. Membership applications may be presented at any time and will be tabled at the next scheduled meeting. Memberships and Committee of Management positions are renewed annually at the AGM. FOCIS membership is currently free of charge.

Join us for our Annual General MeetingĀ 

  • Date – Tuesday 6 December 2022 9.00am WST
  • Via Zoom/Webex, please email admin@focis.com.au to RSVP, the link will be provided

For more information about the many and varied benefits of FOCIS membership and membership categories see the membership application form.

FOCIS Constitution

Download the FOCIS Constitution.